Lecture on Muslim Heritage at Aga Khan University

Published Date: 
29 May 2013

Lecture on Muslim Heritage and the Cultural Roots of Science
by Prof Salim Al-Hassani, President of FSTC
May 29, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Aga Khan University, 210 Euston Road,
London, NW1 2DA
Lecture Room 2.3, 2nd Floor
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Human civilisation is an accumulation of contributions made by our global ancestors. However, despite their immense impact on today s society, these achievements are not always remembered. The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), through its 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our World global initiative, including a book and exhibition, traces the forgotten story of a thousand years of science from the Muslim world from the 7th century onwards.

1001 Inventions, which to date through its residencies in Europe, the United States and the Middle East has attracted over 3 million visitors, engages with the public through educational media and interactive exhibitions in order to highlight the shared cultural and technological inheritance of humanity.

In this lecture, 1001 Inventions will be examined as an extraordinarily successful example of promoting social cohesion and inter-cultural appreciation. Innovative new thinking and management tools resulting from this initiative will be outlined to demonstrate how the past can be used to build a better future. 


Salim T S Al-Hassani is an Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester. In 1999 he founded the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, which uses the cultural roots of science to promote social cohesion and inter-cultural appreciation, through initiatives including the 1001 Inventions exhibition, book and film, and through Muslimheritage.com, 1001inventions.com and CE4tF.org.

He authored and edited 300 publications and given around 150 keynote lectures. His most recent book 1001inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization is published by National Geographic and is translated into Arabic and Turkish.

He is the recipient of the British Science Association prestigious Fellowship for his work to promote the scientific and technological achievements within Muslim cultures. In 2010, New York Hall of Science awarded him the Global Science Award in Nov 2010. A recent International gallop, named him amongst the 500 most influential Muslims in the category of science ad technology for 2011 and 2012.

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Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations 
210 Euston Road 
London NW1 2DA 
Lecture Room 2.3, 2nd Floor 

Ms Anne Czambor(Professional Programmes Unit): ismc.shortcourses@aku.edu